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Live Updates September 12
Live Updates September 12
Day 1 Completed

Kevin Macdonald Leads Day 1C of the WPT WOC Main Event

$1M Gtd Opener Kicks off the 2021 WPT World Online Championships
$1M Gtd Opener Kicks off the 2021 WPT World Online Championships

52 players advanced from a field of 346 players in Day 1C of the WPT World Online Championships Main Event. The chip leader is Canadian Kevin Macdonald with 3.6 million.

Daniel Smiljkovic, Joshua McCully and Timothy Francis are the only other players over three million in chips.

Other notables through to Day 2 include Benjamin Rolle, Koray Aldemir, Mustapha Kanit, Mark Radoja, Kenny Hallaert, Niklas Astedt, Rui Ferreira and Jonathan van Fleet.

partypoker Ambassador Matthew Staples battled it out to finish 43rd in chips after doubling up on the very first hand he played, and remained among the top spots for most of the day.

Here are the top 10 chip counts from Day 1C:

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Kevin MacdonaldCanada3,604,687
2Daniel SmiljkovicAustria3,523,096
3Joshua McCullyNew Zealand3,333,705
4Timothy FrancisUnited Kingdom3,236,086
5Viktor ZsemlyeAustria2,946,379
6Rayan ChamasCanada2,891,653
7Nikola CokesaSlovenia2,506,794
8Rok GostisaSlovenia2,504,235
9Michael WatsonCanada2,415,633
10Simeon de MaertelaereFrance2,084,382

Varonen Misses Out on Day 2

Macdonald vs Varonen
Macdonald vs Varonen

With just two eliminations remaining before Day 2, Lauri Varonen has been eliminated by Kevin Macdonald.

Varonen held {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and got it all in against Macdonald's {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}. The board ran out {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Varonen was eliminated.

Day 1C of the WPT World Online Championships is now one elimination away from wrapping up for the day.

Play on the Bubble


With 54 of 346 players remaining, the tournament is now hand-for-hand. Just 52 players are advancing to Day 2.

Daniel Smiljkovic sits in the lead with Joshua McCully and Viktor Zsemlye the only other two players sitting on over three million in chips.

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Returns With a Bang in Cyprus

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Cyprus
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Cyprus

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour is returning and doing so with a bang this September. partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus is penciled in from September 16, and features a massive$3 million guaranteed Main Event.

Like all major live poker tournaments, the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pablo Brito Silva was the last player crowned a partypoker LIVE MILLIONS champion when he won the MILLIONS South America Main Event back in February 2020. it has been a long and arduous wait for the MILLIONS to return, but that wait is almost over.

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65 Players Left in WPT WOC Day 1C; 52 Players Advance


Here's a look at the updated top 10 chip counts on Day 1C of the WPT World Online Championships Main Event. With 67/346 players remaining, just 52 players will advance.

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Timothy FrancisUnited Kingdom2,928,450
2Viktor ZsemlyeAustria2,868,438
3Daniel SmiljkovicAustria2,732,118
4Rayan ChamasCanada2,245,767
5Jargo AlavaliEestonia1,955,526
6Kevin MacdonaldCanada1,838,256
7Michael WatsonCanada1,830,955
8Csaba SzaszHungary1,809,946
9Mitchell HalversonCanada1,804,391
10Diogo VeigaMalta1,787,558

The overall chip leader after Day 1A and 1B is Andras Nemeth with 4,047,290.

The Staples Brothers Have Some Tips for Streaming on Twitch - Check Them Out!

Staples Brothers Twitch Streaming Tips
Staples Brothers Twitch Streaming Tips

Twitch has long been a hotbed for poker streaming, from established pros to up-and-coming recreational players grinding the microstakes.

Nowadays, every operator has a dedicated group of Twitch streamers, and that includes partypoker who have both Jaime and Matt Staples on their books.

The brothers have long been involved in the streaming world, with Jaime most recently making Day 2 of the partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event live on stream.

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18 Remain in Turbo Championship


Just three hours and 30 minutes into the WPT Turbo Championship, the field of 118 is down to just 18 split across three tables.

In the lead is Guillaume Nolet ahead of Pedro Garagnani. Isaac Haxton was the last partypoker Ambassador remaining, but fell in 22nd place.

Confirmed payouts are unavailable in the client, but the tournament did miss the guarantee. We'll be keeping an eye on the tournament as it closes in on crowning a winner.

Jaime Staples Out


We didn't catch how it happened, but Jaime Staples has been eliminated from Day 1C of the WPT World Online Championships Main Event.

There are now 92 players remaining, with Timothy Francis leading. Just 52 players will advance to Day 2, with partypoker's Matthew Staples the final Ambassador still in contention.

partypoker Tournament Dollars, Satellites With a Twist

partypoker Tournament Dollars
partypoker Tournament Dollars

Satellite tournaments are extremely popular in the online poker world because they give players the opportunity to play in events they would not ordinarily be able to afford. Tournament dollar satellites take these tournaments to the next level by giving players the ultimate in flexibility. T$ satellites are available at partypoker.

Tournament dollar satellites play the same way as a traditional satellite but with one key difference. They pay out tournament dollars (T$), hence the name, instead of seats into specific tournaments and events.

This virtual currency gives you more flexibility when it comes to playing in higher stakes tournaments because you can spend them on multi-table tournament entries, to buy into Sit & Go tournaments, partypoker’s jackpot SPINS, and even the site’s online tour events. You can even use T$ to enter more satellites, including satellite dollar satellites!

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